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Fibre connectivity for UN Tourism Organisation

August 6, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top Stories

Liquid Telecom has announced the laying down of fibre connectivity for the scheduled UN World Tourism Organisation General Assembly, hosted by both Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Image source: File)

Liquid Telecom has announced the laying down of fibre connectivity for the scheduled UN World Tourism Organisation General Assembly, hosted by both Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Image source: File)

The Liquid Telecom Group today announced that it has been appointed the official connectivity provider for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.  The Assembly – which promotes responsible and sustainable tourism – is being hosted by the Governments of both Zambia and Zimbabwe and will take place 24-29 August in Livingstone, Zambia, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

In preparation for the Assembly, Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe and CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia have laid new fibre to connect all major hotels and international airports in Lusaka, Livingstone and Victoria Falls to its existing fibre network.  In addition, Liquid has installed wifi throughout the hotels and airports.

The Liquid Telecom Group has built Africa’s largest single fibre network which runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town on a single thread. In total, its open access Pan-African fibre network spans over 13,000km across Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is the first fibre network to cross country borders and covers Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before.

Nic Rudnick, CEO of The Liquid Telecom Group, said “We are delighted to have been asked to provide high-speed, high-quality broadband for this very important Assembly. Zambia and Zimbabwe are fabulous tourist destinations. Visitors must have access to reliable communications, as should businesses and the people who live there.   Our fibre network is essential to the success of Africa’s Digital Future.  We believe in the power of connectivity to transform lives and our goal is to connect as many people in Africa as possible.”

Staff Writer

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